We are roses and so much more! We boast a 3-acre manicured Display Garden, year-round greenhouses, master gardener-trained staff, educational seminars, and local events. For over 20 years we have carried everything to make your home and garden look its best. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the supplies perfect for any project. We strive to provide you with the highest quality of plants, tools, fertilizers, soil amendments, and garden art - and we are always available to track down that special plant for you!

Carol & Terry Newcomb

Owners of the Rosarium Garden Center

Carol became a Master Gardener in Bonner County and completed her horticulture degree in Spokane. Terry is a chief financial officer in the timber industry. Carol and Terry purchased the Rosarium in 2005 and transformed it into a full service garden center. They created the Display Garden which now has over 2,000 roses and unique features. Growing plants has been a lifelong love for the Newcombs and continues to this day.

Among her many favorites, Carol recommends the hardy Canadian Roses such as Emily Carr, John Davis, and William Baffin. Carol's tip for growing roses is starting with a healthy environment using organics. During her many years of gardening, she has seen the greatest return in using organics, especially the Rosarium organic custom fertilizer.

Kathy Hoob

Garden Center Team Manager

Kathy acknowledges her love of gardening took hold during her primary school years as she picked vegetables for meals and cut roses for bouquets in her grandma's picket-fenced garden. As a hairdresser and then a grocery store owner for 34 years Kathy sincerely loves to provide individualized customer service. Kathy has the horticulture certificate from Master Gardeners and is beginning her tenth year in fulfilling her lifelong dream of working in a specialized garden center.

Kathy's favorites include Grandma's Blessing (rose), Garden Phlox (perennial), Calycanthus Aphrodite (shrub), and the Hula Hoe (to grub out those pesky weeds!)


Kath has been gardening since she was 6 years old when gardening meant weeding dandelions for a penny in her parent's yard. By profession Kath is a Landscape Architect, licensed in Washington and Idaho, with a degree in Landscape Architecture from WSU and over 38 years of landscape architectural design and project management experience in the Spokane area. As an avid gardener Kath is delighted to be a part of the Rosarium Team giving her the chance to be immersed in the plant nursery trade and help fellow gardeners (and weeders).

Kath’s current favorites include Grandma’s Blessing (rose), Helianthemum (perennial), Lil’ Miss Sunshine Caryopteris (shrub) and a big rubber tub with handles (for collecting many weeds).

Sarah Duncan

Sarah developed a love of gardening when growing up on a farm in Ontario, Canada. After moving to North Carolina and pursuing a career in nursing for 30 years, she retired to Spokane to be closer to family. She is now following her childhood dream of working in the horticulture. Sarah is completing the Master Gardener Program and has a keen interest in waterwise garden design.

Sarah loves David Austin roses for their exquisite blooms and fragrance. In particular, Crown Princess Margareta for its bountiful apricot-orange blooms and vigorous climbing habit. Her favorite perennials are hellebores as the first harbingers of spring with long lasting blooms. One of her favorite things to do is to explore the Rosarium Display Garden for unique and hardy plants that thrive in the Spokane area!

Lydia Ross

Lydia has had a passion for gardening for nearly her whole life and it all began with a purple daisy when she was a child. Since then, she's built an edible garden with more than 10 boxes for vegetables and flowers in her backyard. Lydia is a trained zookeeper and is a military family. She's gardened in three different states in many forms of pots and raised beds. Her favorite rose is Ketchup & Mustard, perennial is Golden Bleeding Heart, and tool is the Hori Hori knife!

Ben Talarico

Ben is a life-long local of Spokane and lives down the street from the Rosarium. After graduating from Cheney High School this year, Ben will be attending Washington State University to study Law. Ever since he can remember, Ben and his father would grow tomatoes and basil in their garden. Ben is an all-around handyman and gardener at the Rosarium. His hard work shows in the beauty of our Display Garden. And Ben will help you load your car with metalwork and plants!

Ben's favorite rose is Easy Spirit and he always carries his trusty felco pruners.

Tezra Rowlands

Tezra grew up in Grant County and moved to Spokane in 2019. She has always had a deep love for the outdoors, and during COVID she discovered her passion for plants and gardening. Spending time propagating and tending to her house plants was meditative for the soul and she discovered that horticulture was the career she wanted to pursue. Tezra is nearly finished with the Greenhouse & Nursery Management program at Spokane Community College. 

Tezra's favorite roses are Sweet Mademoiselle and Crazy Love, and she loves perennial lavender. Her favorite tools are hand pruners and a good pair of leather gloves!

Michael Walsh

Michael has lived his whole life in the Spokane-Cheney area. He studies civil engineering at Washington State University. Michael has the best memories of growing fruits and veggies in his mom's garden every summer.

Michael's favorite plant is the Tiger Lily and he takes his pruners everywhere in the garden.